Herschell museum to host Brass Ring Gala

James Neiss/staff photographerthe Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will host its first “Brass Ring Gala” will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 at Michael's Landing in North Tonawanda. Money raised will help establish an endowment fund at the museum.

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is hosting its first gala event to benefit the museum’s efforts to develop an endowment fund. The “Brass Ring Gala” will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 at Michael's Landing in North Tonawanda.

Tickets to the event are $100 per person. Each ticket includes a one-year individual membership ($35 value), or couples who purchase two tickets can redeem a family membership ($55 value) to the museum.

The evening will include an open bar and catering stations from Salvatore's Hospitality. Musical entertainment will be provided by Saxman Slim.

The museum will be presenting demonstrations on wood carving and carousel horse restoration throughout the evening. There will be a silent auction with many exciting items including hotel stays, tickets to a Buffalo Sabres game, and many gift certificates and items from local businesses.

The gala will benefit the museum’s efforts to start an endowment fund. The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is in its 36th year of operation, and is looking for ways to achieve long term sustainability.

Those who cannot attend the gala, but are still interested in supporting the endowment can mail checks to Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson Street, North Tonwanda, NY 14120.

Tickets for the gala can be purchased at www.carrouselmuseum.net/store or by calling the museum at 693-1885.

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